After the “Grant Agreement” signing, the kick-off meeting for the European project SCALING INTEGRATED CARE IN CONTEXT (SCIROCCO) took place in Luxembourg on 12th and 13th April. The Consortium in charge of the project, which will last 32 months, is led by Scotland’s National Telehealth and Telecare Organisation NHS24.

Kronikgune comienza un nuevo proyecto europeo: SciroccoScirocco aims to facilitate the implementation of good practices in integrated healthcare locally, regionally or nationwide.

Within the project framework, experiences or good practices from five European regions (Scotland, Basque Country, Moravia, Puglia and Norbotten) will be selected and assessed and the possibility of extending and implementing those practices to different European healthcare systems will be analysed.

To do so, the feasibility criteria of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) will be used. The capacity of healthcare systems to adapt and implement Good Practices will be assessed with a validated multidimensional analysis tool called “Maturity Model”.

Within the project framework, the information exchange process among regions will be facilitated, sharing lessons learnt to boost their adoption and scaling processes.

Kronikgune with the collaboration and participation of Osakidetza, will lead the work package 4 (WP4), where 30 Good Practices initially selected will be identified and assessed. Both organisations will be part of the Consortium comprising ten partners from different European countries including Belgium, Italy, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Spain and the UK.

Scirocco success will be the development of useful tools facilitating the transfer of knowledge related to good practices among regions for further implementation and extension in healthcare systems.